Chainstack announced on September 28, 2020 that they were teaming up with Digital Asset to ease the deployment of blockchain applications for enterprises and developers.

The partnership will lead to the addition of DAML, which was developed by Digital Asset, to the Chainstack platform. By doing so, they will help to democratize go-to-market strategies and options for innovators, no matter the size of their existing infrastructure. 

DAML is an open-source smart contract language that was invented by Digital Asset. The language will now be added to Chainstack’s multi-protocol partner ecosystem, which spans a wide range of consortium and distributed ledger technologies. Chainstack’s ecosystem includes DLT protocols such as Corda, Bitcoin, Ethereum, MultiChain, Quorum, and Hyperledger Fabric.

With the partnership, developers and enterprises can now build and deploy DAML applications and networks across multiple projects with hybrid configurations. The deployment can be done cost-effectively and quickly via Chainstack.

A Closer Look at DAML

DAML is a high-end framework that is designed for the use in creating connecting apps that communicate across data silos and trust boundaries. The framework has the goal of changing how businesses collaborate across different industries.

By relying on the DAML framework, developers can focus on the application logic without having to worry whether the underlying technology is the cloud, database technologies, or blockchain. With the framework, system integrators are used to facilitate the process. However, there are additional options for smaller enterprises as well as individual developers.

The partnership between Chainstack and Digital Asset is going to increase the democratization of the go-to-market strategies and options for innovations, no matter the size of their infrastructure. Using the intuitive console and turnkey deployment feature developed by Chainstack, integrating DAML into Chainstack will make it possible to embed blockchain apps and networks quickly on existing legacy systems.

The Integration Schedule

The first phase of the integration began on September 28, 2020. It saw DAML being available to enterprises and developers that rely on Corda. With time, integration with other platforms and protocols will be added, including Hyperledger Fabric and Corda Enterprise.

What the Leadership Team Had to Say

According to the Director of Strategic Alliances at Digital Asset, Chris Clason, they were excited to have integrated DAML into Chainstack. He noted that developers could now create DAML applications on an intuitive and innovative platform that offered support for multiple blockchain networks. Clason added that the platform-agnostic approach used by Chainstack was a great fit for DAML-built apps that could be written once and deployed anywhere.

Eugene Aseev, the Chainstack CTO, had equally positive comments on the integration. He said that both Digital Asset and Chainstack were bringing together active communities of developers globally. According to him, they were on a quest for close collaborations, innovations, and the democratization of technology. Aseev added that they were excited by the potential of the collaboration. He noted that they shared a vision of simplifying the deployment of blockchains to achieve faster business outcomes.

The recent announcement by Chainstack marks another milestone towards the creation of a robust ecosystem composed of partners that will bring best-in-class offerings to the Chainstack platform.

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